DOKKEN will issue a live CD, entitled "Dokken Live 1981 from Conception", on March 13 via Rhino Records. "I think the DVD is coming out at the same time, but will find out for sure by Friday," the group's frontman, Don Dokken, writes on their MySpace page. "The videos on the DVD are 'Breaking the Chains', 'Just Got Lucky', 'Burning like a Flame', 'Alone Again', 'Dream Warriors', 'Into the Fire', 'Walk Away', 'The Hunter', 'In My Dreams', 'It's Not Love', 'Heaven Sent', and the 'Unchain the Night' video. There will be also some commentary of Mick [Brown, drums] and myself talking about the making of the videos, so there's the update for now, I think I forgot one video but can't think of it right now 'cause I'm fried."
Check out the "Dokken Live 1981 From Conception" CD artwork at this location.
DOKKEN is continuing work on its new album, "Lightning Strikes Again", tentatively due this spring via Rhino Records in the U.S. and Frontiers Records in Europe. The follow-up to 2004's "Hell to Pay" will feature the lineup of Don Dokken (vocals), Jon Levin (guitar, ex-WARLOCK), Barry Sparks (bass, TED NUGENT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, MSG) and Mick Brown (drums).
"It will be a very heavy progressive record," Dokken recently told Deb Rao of KNAC.COM. "Just some cool songs, some dark songs, and some medium tempo. Some of the best work that I have done in years. I am not looking for any kind of sound. I am just writing whatever spiritual inspiration comes to me. You could say the sound is very heavy, like 'Kiss of Death'."
Upcoming DOKKEN shows:
Mar. 01 - Burnsville, MN @ Renegade's
Mar. 02 - Walker, MN @ Northern Lights Casino (w/ VIXEN)
Mar. 03 - Walker, MN @ Northern Lights Casino (w/ VIXEN)
Don Dokken recently completed work on a solo album, entitled "Solitary". Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Someday", "Sarah", "Never Forget", "Meadows", "Ship of Fools" and "Everything". Check out audio samples at www.dondokken.com.